The Bench Plane is used for the initial processing (roughing out) of roughly cut boards and planks, or as a follow-up after using a Scrub Plane.
Unlike the Scrub Plane, the Bench Plane does not leave uneven tracks on the wood surface. Its blade is straight, leaving a flat surface.
The quality of the planed surface can be improved and smoothed with the Jack Plane (shaping of soft woods) or with the Smoothing Plane (medium-hard and hard woods).
The sole is made of high quality hornbeam, the body is made of high quality beech, both dried down to 10% moisture.